Applying to TRUST

 

Here’s what you need to know about applying to be a TRUST Scholar.

Qualified University of Washington applicants will have the opportunity to apply to the TRUST program within their secondary application materials. The secondary application is available only through the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).

 

Deadline

The application deadline for admission is December 1. If you are interested in the program, we encourage you to apply.

 

Foundations Phase Campus and Continuity Community Assignments

Washington TRUST Scholars may indicate a preference for their Foundations Phase campus, (Spokane or Seattle) and continuity community sites. While Scholar preferences will be taken into account, the TRUST Selection Committee will make the final decision on Scholar assignments to both the Foundations Phase campus and continuity community sites. Washington has rural and small city TRUST continuity community sites. See TRUST Locations for more information.

Wyoming TRUST Scholars will be assigned to the Laramie Foundations Phase campus. While Scholar preferences will be taken into account, the TRUST Selection Committee will make the final decision on the continuity community site assignments in Wyoming. See TRUST Locations for more information.

Alaska TRUST Scholars will be assigned to the Anchorage Foundations Phase campus. While Scholar preferences will be taken into account, the TRUST Selection Committee will make the final decision on the continuity community site assignments in Alaska. See TRUST Locations for more information.

Montana TRUST Scholars will be assigned to the Bozeman Foundations Phase campus. While Scholar preferences will be taken into account, the TRUST Selection Committee will make the final decision on continuity community site assignments in Montana. Montana has rural and small city TRUST continuity community sites. See TRUST Locations for more information.

Idaho TRUST Scholars will be assigned to the Moscow Foundations Phase campus. While Scholar preferences will be taken into account, the TRUST Selection Committee will make the final decision on the continuity community site assignments in Idaho. Idaho has rural and small city TRUST continuity community sites. See TRUST Locations for more information.

 

TRUST Commitment Statement

Upon completing the TRUST application, applicants will be asked to sign the following Commitment Statement:

“I understand that I am agreeing to participate in the Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. If I am accepted into this program, I make a firm commitment as a TRUST Scholar to fully participate in and complete the requirements of the program. I understand the current learning plan for my entering year, and am aware of the opportunities afforded in the TRUST program. I understand that the TRUST program is intended as training for those medical students who fully intend to practice medicine in underserved rural or underserved small city locations. I understand that if I am offered admission into the TRUST program and decline this offer, I will not be offered admission to the UW School of Medicine for the same entering year. If I am not accepted into the TRUST program, my application will still be considered for admission into the regular medical school class for the same entering year.”